Bill Gates never made close to that as an annual salary from Microsoft

Posted By: trevorute
Date: Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 05:04 pm
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He averaged a bit under a million a year (in 2004 his salary was $901,667) plus stock options. The 11.5 billion number is the amount his ownership value increased (plus dividends) last year. He is no longer a Microsoft employee so would not draw a salary from Microsoft.
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